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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Alexei Navalny Announces He Will Return to Russia Despite Security Risk

Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny announced plans to return to Russia this weekend despite surviving an assassination attempt that was allegedly orchestrated by the Kremlin.

Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny announced plans to return to Russia this weekend despite surviving an assassination attempt that was allegedly orchestrated by the Kremlin. 

Navalny said he will fly back on January 17 from Germany after recovering from Novichok poisoning despite being threatened with jail.

Navalny made the announcement a day after court documents showed Russian authorities had asked a court to jail him.

The jail term was detailed in a court document recently uploaded by Navalny showing that officials were trying to revoke a suspended sentence against him and replace it with a real jail term. 

“It was never a question of whether to return or not. Simply because I never left. I ended up in Germany after arriving in an intensive care box for one reason: they tried to kill me,” said Navalny.

Last month, Navalny released two YouTube videos documenting how Russia’s domestic intelligence service, the FSB, tried to kill him after getting help from Bellingcat. 

Despite the alleged confession from a member of the FSB team assign to kill him, the Kremlin continues to deny any involvement. 

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